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Asbestos is the source for more complete asbestos-related litigation news. Summaries of important decisions, verdicts and complaints are at the core of every issue, but this publication isn't simply a review of case law. We identify the critical trends and track important stories as they unfold, bringing you unique insights and valuable information.


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Issue #Premier, November 2000

EPA Files Suit for Access to Libby Asbestos Site

The Justice Department filed suit Sept. 14 on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) demanding


West Virginia Court Says Employees Can Sue State for Asbestos Exposure

Employees of West Virginia University who sued the school after allegedly being exposed to asbestos can continue


ASBESTOS LUNG DISEASE<br>A Primer for Patients, Physicians and Lawyers

Part one of a three-part series by Dr. Lawrence Martin looks at asbestos-related illness


Owens Corning (OWC)

Owens Corning announced Oct. 2 that over the next 18 months it plans to eliminate up to 500 of the 1,400 jobs at its plant in Newark, Ohio. Affected by sluggish second quarter earnings, Owens Corning stock hit


Owens-Illinois (OI)

Trading a quarter point from its year-low on Oct. 2, Owens-Illinois was just one month earlier held 19 percent responsible for $10.3 million worth of damages awarded to a 77-year-old California woman


W.R. Grace & Co. (GRA)

In late September, W.R. Grace & Co.'s stock price began recovering from a mid-month decline of nearly 25 percent. The U.S. government sued Grace last month to gain access


Federal-Mogul Corp. (FMO)

The auto parts manufacturer also had a busy month. Federal-Mogul announced Sept. 19 that by mutual agreement it had severed ties with CEO and President Richard A. Snell. In the announcement


Armstrong Holding Inc. (ACK)

Armstrong Holdings Inc. had a busy September. On Sept. 21, a Pennsylvania newspaper reported that asbestos material was found in insulation removed from its Lancaster, Pa., plant. A week later, the company announced it


VERMICULITE — What Is It? And How Did Asbestos Get In There?

Consumer class action lawsuits filed recently against W.R. Grace & Co. allege that the vermiculite used to produce Zonolite Attic Insulation contains asbestos and may cause serious illness if


THE POLIO VACCINE AND SV40: <br>How over 10 Million Jabs Became Tainted

While the polio vaccine was hailed throughout the world as a miracle when it was introduced in the 1950s, scientists then were unaware of a still mysterious virus lurking in its wake


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